In a letter despatched to Luxurious Journey Advisor, Backroads founder and president Tom Hale has introduced that KC Hoppe has left the corporate after almost 20 years. In her absence, Alicia Kjeldgaard will probably be managing the corporate’s journey company program and enterprise growth from its Berkeley, CA workplace.
“KC has impacted the lives of many people right here within the Berkeley workplace and world wide, and her identify is woven into the material of the journey trade far past Backroads,” mentioned Hale within the letter. “It’s exhausting to think about how we may have made it by the travails of the final 12 months with out KC’s tireless efforts, and her positivity and heat will actually be missed. KC has plans to journey and spend extra time together with her husband, Ted. We’re excited for what the longer term has to supply, and we definitely hope our paths will cross once more.”
Hoppe began with the corporate in 2013 because the director of journey trade relations, earlier than shifting to roles because the visitor providers supervisor after which as assistant director of gross sales.
Supporting Kjeldgaard will probably be Hannah Lawnik on the West Coast and Leigh Sassone on the East Coast, collectively protecting all the U.S. and Canada. You’ll be able to attain out to the staff at [email protected] Kjeldgaard joined Backroads in 2018 as director of enterprise growth, company and group incentive journey.
Hale additionally introduced that his daughter, Avery Hale, is becoming a member of the household enterprise as its new director of gross sales.
“We’re thrilled to be again in our places of work—and again in Europe!—and 2022 is shaping as much as be an unimaginable 12 months for energetic journey world wide,” Hale concluded. “The long run appears vivid right here at Backroads, and we thanks on your continued help on the highway forward.”
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